BREAKING: Pope Francis reportedly set to ask Bishop Strickland to resign!

Discussion in 'Church Critique' started by sparrow, Sep 12, 2023.

  1. DeGaulle

    DeGaulle Powers

    I presume he is keeping up with Church developments. It is unlikely that he is unaware of Cardinal Muller's recent interview, which clearly describes the 'hand in glove' collaboration between the 'Mother Earth' (Pachamama?) worshippers in the Church and the United Nations' environmental plans.
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  2. padraig

    padraig Powers

    notA casual connection of mutual interests, but an ongoing collaboration that goes back decades or more? That they act as one?

    I very, very much doubt it.

    I have been reading what he has been saying.

    He has no idea.

    Neither do you.
  3. Mario

    Mario Powers

    Remember last year when a Puerto Rico bishop was sacked?
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  4. Mary's child

    Mary's child Powers

    Great news!!! Bishop Schneider is giving his full support to Bishop Strickland. Michael Matt of Remnant news just posted.
  5. DeGaulle

    DeGaulle Powers

    What about the transformation of Pope St. John Paul's Pontifical Academy for Life, filled now with several of those who are more interested in 'population control' than in the sacredness of life, in other words a cabal who are keen to promote abortion, contraception, sterilisation and euthanasia? It has been going on since the election of Bergoglio and probably there were those in the Vatican who wished such a development before his election. Bishop Strickland has long been a strong pro-life campaigner and ought to be aware of these events. Irrespective of whether he is or is not aware, he will need to be as innocent as a lamb and as clever as a serpent to survive this.

    Regarding your final opinion, I might know nothing, but I think Cardinal Muller is a shrewd operator and an exponent of truth. He seems to be doing his best to remind people of the truths of faith and tradition. He has been the most consistent corrector of the errors flowing out of the Vatican for quite a few years. Given that he has managed to survive without interference, I think he's well able to take care of himself and, given his connections and experience, if he doesn't have an idea of what's going on, I wonder who could, outside of the circle of perpetrators themselves.
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  6. AED

    AED Powers

  7. Imagine if a lot of bishops would support Bishop Strickland, maybe the persecution from the Vatican would stop...
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  8. josephite

    josephite Powers

    Beautiful words of support from one Bishop to another

    The following letter in support of Bishop Strickland was sent to The Remnant by Bishop Athanasius Schneider. In it he stands in solidarity with his brother bishop and offers encouragement as Strickland faces the judgement of the Vatican.

    Praised be Jesus Christ!

    Your Excellency, Bishop Strickland, dear and esteemed brother in the episcopate!

    It is for me a privilege and a joy to express to you all my gratitude and appreciation for your intrepid dedication to uncompromisingly keep, transmit, and defend the Catholic faith, which the apostles handed over to the Church and with which all the generations of Catholics, especially our ancestors, our fathers and mothers, our priests and religious sisters-catechists, were themselves nurtured. In all truth we can apply to you, dear Bishop Strickland, what St. Basil once stated in his time: “The one charge which is now sure to secure severe punishment is the careful keeping of the traditions of the Fathers.” (Ep. 243)

    Let me share with you the following highly timely words of the same great and saint bishop:

    "The doctrines of true religion are overthrown. The laws of the Church are in confusion. The ambition of men, who have no fear of God, rushes into high posts in the Church, and exalted office is now publicly known as the prize of impiety. The result is that the worse a man blasphemes, the fitter the people think him to be a bishop. Clerical dignity is a thing of the past. There is a complete lack of men shepherding the Lord’s flock with knowledge. Churchmen in authority are afraid to speak, for those of them who have reached power by human interest are the slaves of those to whom they owe their advancement. Faith is uncertain; souls are drenched in ignorance because adulterators of the word imitate the truth. The mouths of true believers are dumb, while every blasphemous tongue wags free; holy things are trodden under foot." (Ep. 92)

    We are living indeed in such a time, as described by St. Basil with such a striking similarity. The words of St. Basil in his Letter to Pope St. Damasus, in which he was asking the pope’s help and efficacious intervention, are fully applicable to our situation today:

    "The wisdom of this world wins the highest prizes in the Church and has rejected the glory of the cross. Shepherds are banished, and in their places are introduced grievous wolves hurrying the flock of Christ. Houses of prayer have none to assemble in them; desert places are full of lamenting crowds. The elders lament when they compare the present with the past. The younger are yet more to be compassionated, for they do not know of what they have been deprived." (Ep. 90)

    Dear Bishop Strickland, unlike St. Basil who addressed Pope Damasus, you don’t have, unfortunately, the real chance to address Pope Francis in order that he may help you to keep zealously the holy traditions of the past. On the contrary, the Holy See put you now under scrutiny and threatens you with intimidations and deprivation of the episcopal care of your flock in Tyler, basically only for the one reason, that you, like St. Basil, St. Athanasius, and many other confessor-bishops in history, are keeping the traditions of the Fathers; only because you are not silencing the truth, only because you are not behaving like not a few of the bishops of our day, who – using the words of St. Gregory of Nazianzus – “are serving the times and demands of the masses, leaving their boat to the wind which happens to blow at the moment, and like chameleons, know how to give their word many colors” (De vita sua (Carmina) 2, 11).”

    However, dear Bishop Strickland, you have the happiness, that all the popes of the past, all the courageous confessor-bishops of the past, all the Catholic martyrs, who in the words of St. Theresa of Avila, were “resolved to undergo a thousand deaths for any one article of the creed” (The Life of Teresa of Jesus, 25:12), are supporting and encouraging you. Furthermore, the little ones in the Church pray for you and support you; they are an ever growing, yet small, army of lay faithful – in the United States as well as all over the world – who were put on the periphery by high ranking churchmen, even in the Vatican, whose main concerns seems to be pleasing the world and promoting their naturalistic agenda and the approval of the sin of homosexual activity under the guise of welcoming and inclusion.

    Dear Bishop Strickland, thank you, that you are resolved “to serve the Lord, and not the time,” as St. Athanasius once admonished the bishops (Ep. ad Dracontium). I pray that more bishops in our day may, like you, raise their voice in defence of the Catholic Faith, providing thereby the spiritual nourishment and consolation for many Catholics, who feel themselves often abandoned like orphans.

    For sure, future popes will thank you for your intrepid fidelity to the Catholic Faith and to its holy traditions, by which you contributed to the honor of the Apostolic See, which was partly darkened and stained by our unfavourable time.

    St. Joseph, your patron, the “good and faithful servant,” be always on your side and the Blessed Virgin Mary, our sweet heavenly Mother, the destroyer of all heresies, be your strength and refuge.

    With deep esteem, united in the holy battle for the Faith and in prayers,

    +Athanasius Schneider
  9. AED

    AED Powers

    So powerful. So true. So encouraging. It brings tears to my eyes.
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  10. AED

    AED Powers

    Bishop Schneider is a man of deep profound faith--even holiness. He grew up in East Germany under the communist tyrants. He knows well how these powers behave.
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  11. Jo M

    Jo M Powers

    Wow. Reading this was so encouraging. It is indeed a "holy battle for the Faith."
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  12. DeGaulle

    DeGaulle Powers

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  13. Mario

    Mario Powers

    If this keeps increasing, Josephite, you might win the award for most "likes"!:D God bless you, yours, and faithful bishops throughout the world.:coffee: God bless Bishop Schneider!

    O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
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  14. padraig

    padraig Powers

  15. padraig

    padraig Powers

    Bishop Strikeland has said that several Bishops have told him privately they support and agree with him but won't speak out. I am not sure how much use this is.

    But Fr Gerald Murray ofEWTN Papal Posse fame says the Bishop is right and is not being disobedient, which is very reassuring.
  16. padraig

    padraig Powers

    Father Gerald Murray is a Canon Law expert and says a Bishop can only be removed after a Church trial for doing something very gravely wrong. But that since Bishop Strikeland has done nothing wrong they can't remove him.

    He also asks why many Cardinals, and Bishops bless same sex, 'Marriages', why nothing is being done about them?

    Good question.
  17. Sam

    Sam Powers

    Thank you josephite for posting this, we miss you when you are absent from the forum!

    So true and how sad are the times we live in, that truth from our shepherds brings tears to our eyes.
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  18. DeGaulle

    DeGaulle Powers

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  19. Mario

    Mario Powers

    The above Bishop Edward Charles Malesic is another young solid Bishop, about the same age as my Bishop of Syracuse: His Excellency, Douglas Lucia! Hopefully the two of them will be around many more years!:notworthy::notworthy::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
  20. sterph

    sterph Archangels

    He is my bishop. Prayers that the eye of the Vatican sweeps over him without pause.

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